3 A.M. Thoughts
When God places a call on your life AND you say yes to it, be prepared. It is the craziest, most rewarding, humbling, joy-filled, and scariest feelings you can ever imagine. It will test your faith like never before.
Right now, I am doing the work of the kingdom. God is using our story in AMAZING and awe-inspiring ways. It literally blows my mind.
1.Families are being freed from the prison of domestic violence.
2.Teens in Georgia are learning how to value themselves, talk about healthy relationships, and teach others the warning signs of violence.
3. Our Teen Talks program will go global this year. In partnership with another organization, teens on island nations and abroad will soon learn how to have healthy relationships.
4. Soon, our story will be used to help some of the most influential men in our country’s culture.
Sounds great doesn’t it? At the same time, my children and financial situation are undergoing great turmoil and tribulation. It is one of the most humbling and scariest things ever. It is like being in labor for days (weeks even) then giving birth to the most beautiful baby in the world. The act of carrying a baby, labor, and delivery happens when all GREAT things are birthed.
I have learned to lean on God like never before. I really thought my relationship with Him couldn’t get better, but it did. I spend days fasting, and hours in prayer, praise and worship. I am just trying to lean in to get wisdom and direction for our next steps as a.family and organization.
So when you see me or my organization do amazing things, just know it all comes at a price. My family has sacrificed a great deal to ensure other families can be free. My daughter said if she has to give up her senior prom, she understands and even prayed about it this morning when I dropped her off for school. My son regularly sacrifices his money and time or family. My children go without some things at times, but even they get the larger picture. When I got into this, I didnt realize we ALL were in ministry. They are really the most caring and understanding little humans I could have ever dreamed or hoped for. ❤❤❤
I said all of that to tell you, When you decide to say “Yes” to God and your purpose, it will be one of the hardest things you’ve ever done, but it will be worth it. You will have success, but you will have failures (with an S). Here is where your faith will be tried, tested, and strengthened. You will soon find out that everyone in your circle is not in your corner. As you are being pruned, you realize you REALLY are His son/daughter because he only disciplines the people He loves. You may even develop a new found appreciation for Ramen noodles. 🍲🍲
In the end, our Father will come through for you (hasn’t He always?), lives will change, mountains will move, and your life and the lives of the people you’re serving will be greatly enriched because of your choice. Trust Him and say Yes!